Avoid Creating Your Own Nightmare

By Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter, Esq. Understandably, you want to avoid the court system.  Understandably, you want to avoid attorneys and legal fees.  After all, you already went through this once and have a Final Judgement and that includes payment for child support and/or alimony.  You were able to reach an agreement with your former [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:20:04+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Paul Newman’s Legacy – Estate and Business Planning Finally Meet

By: William T. Coleman Several years ago a client wanted to set up a private foundation and gift his 100% ownership in his corporation to a private foundation so that the profits generated were used for charitable purposes.  Unfortunately, Section 4943 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) limited his ability to [...]

By | 2018-03-01T13:06:14+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Blog, Estate Planning, Taxation|

Thinking About New Subsection 553.79(20), Florida Statutes, From The Local Authority’s Perspective

By: Donald J. Lunny Ch. 2017-149, Laws of Florida, became effective July 1, 2017 and seemingly relates to the subject of construction.  In Section 3 of the new legislation, which applies to property located outside a designated historic district, a prohibition and pre-emption from county and municipal development control was granted in favor of [...]

By | 2017-11-14T11:27:49+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Blog, Local Government Law and Relations|

“Savings Alimony” – Really?

By: David A. Riggs According to the Florida Supreme Court in a 2000 case called Mallard v. Mallard, alimony is not intended to provide for the accumulation of capital (i.e., savings) by the alimony recipient.  It is intended to provide current necessary support to the alimony recipient.  “Savings alimony”, as some courts have phrased [...]

By | 2017-09-19T12:13:25+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Brinkley Morgan Family Law Attorney Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter Featured on LNR Radio Program

Brinkley Morgan family law attorney Yueh-Mei Kim Nutter is featured on “Legal News & Review (LNR),” discussing the potential impacts of Senate Bill 590, the benefits of collaborative law, and bitcoins in divorce cases.  LNR is an award winning radio program hosted by Philip Bell and recognized by The Florida Bar. [...]

By | 2017-06-16T13:55:20+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Modifying or Terminating Alimony Based Upon Cohabitation or a Financially Supportive Relationship in Florida

By: Jonathan Z. Schiller Most forms of alimony terminate upon the remarriage of the recipient, such as bridge-the-gap, durational, and permanent alimony.  See 61.16(5), (7) & (8), Fla. Stat. (2016).  However, there is no incentive for a former spouse receiving alimony to get remarried.  The alimony recipient will cohabitate with their significant other and [...]

By | 2017-05-02T09:26:58+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

A Vocational Evaluation of Me? What and Why?

By: Jodi Furr Colton Simply put, the purpose of a vocational evaluation is to determine how much money a person could likely earn if he or she entered or returned to the workforce.  The amount a person could earn is directly related to how much alimony a court may award. Florida’s alimony statute, Fla. Stat. [...]

By | 2017-04-27T16:04:40+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Blog, Marital & Family Law|

Florida’s Homestead Laws May Trump Your Estate Plan

By: Ronald L. Siegel Most Floridians are familiar with the tax benefits of Florida’s homestead laws.  If a Florida home is a person’s primary residence, he or she is entitled to a $50,000 exemption from most real estate taxes.  In addition, the “Save Our Homes” Rule limits the amount that the assessed value for tax [...]

By | 2017-04-06T09:17:26+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Blog, Estate Planning|

Real Estate Development 102: It’s a State of Emergency! What Happens to Your Building Permits and Development Orders?

By: Quentin Morgan In this blog post, Quentin Morgan, an attorney with Brinkley Morgan's local government law and relations practice, informs readers about how state emergency management laws affect building permits and development orders. Florida's State Emergency Management Act was created to reduce the vulnerability of the people and property of the state through [...]

By | 2017-03-29T10:00:19+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Blog, Local Government Law and Relations, Real Estate|